Professor Simon Collinson
Dean of Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham
Simon Collinson is Dean of the Business School and Professor of International Business at the University of Birmingham. He is also an Executive Board Member of the UK Association of Business Schools (ABS), a Fellow of the RSA and sits on the Council of the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce. Simon has held faculty positions at the universities of Edinburgh, Reading (Henley Business School) and Warwick, where he was Deputy Dean of Warwick Business School. His current research is on innovation and competitiveness in emerging economies, with a particular focus on China. He was the Guangbiao Visiting Professor at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou and works more broadly with multinational firms and UK government agencies on China-related issues.